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and welcome to "early start," everyone, i'm john berman. >> and i'm zoraida sambolin. tuesday, december 11th, 5:00 a.m. in the east. we begin this morning in the south where more storms are expected today. this after residents are left cleaning up from the aftermath of yesterday's storms. the rain was so intense. take a look at what happened to the home of one man, this is birmingham, alabama as he was being interviewed by a local tv reporter. >> we had dogs. he was in the cage. oh, my god. oh, my god. oh, my god. you all okay? you all okay? you all all right? >> look at that, the roof of clint thornton's home collapsing due to the soaking rain. he believes a tornado touched down in his neighborhood. let's check in with alexand exe ste steele. >> there were 12 reported tornadoes yesterday, 2 have been con dining roomed by the survey teams. more survey teams will go out today and deem it be a tornado or not. this is what we saw yesterday. we have a cool weather season for tornadoes and it's in what we call dixie alley. louisiana, mississippi, alabama, that's where we saw them. even into flori
." at the top of the show, we asked you, why are you awake? and producer john tower has some of your answers. >> will says, i like the new guy, although i go to wide-screen format to accommodate his ears. >> where's the love? i'm moving awpaving the way for large-eared people worldwide. thanks, john. "morning joe" starts right now. >>> our country will be heading over the fiscal cliff that we ourselves dug and put in our way. it's the set of automatic spending cuts and tax hikes that can only be averted if our nation's leaders are able to display bear bones competence and middle school-level maturity. so is there a deal? >> there's, of course, no deal. >> of course! is there a prospect for a deal? >> there's not a prospect for a deal. >> of course! but the ongoing talks. >> there aren't even very many talks going on. >> you're killing us! give us something. >> but for the first time, there are numbers on pieces of paper from both sides. >> numbers on paper! >>> good morning. it's wednesday, december 5th. welcome to "morning joe." live in the nation's capital. this is exciting. and you know,
reductions in entitlement programs such as medicare and social security, meanwhile house speaker john boehner has to win over hard liners in his own party. susan mcginnis is following it all. >> reporter: hi. good morning. there are some glimmers of common ground here among the two sides that could form the basis of a deal. the president is now talking about actually lowering the tax rate for the top 2% not now but later. and republicans are now taking some heat over their latest plan a lot of it from within their own party. >> five, four -- >> reporter: house speaker john boehner led the countdown to the lighting of the capitol hill christmas tree last night. >> one. >> reporter: but a different countdown weighs on the minds of these lawmakers, the countdown to the fiscal cliff. a series of tax increases and spending cuts due to kick in at the end the year. >> god bless us, everyone. >> reporter: speaker boehner offered the republican proposal this week and now he faces opposition from president obama. >> the speaker's proposal is out of balance. >> reporter: some in his own party are lining
president obama and john boehner spoke by phone. washington post reported however that they are still working on a deal and nothing is locked down yet. we will talk more about the fiscal cliff this morning on "the washington journal." what tax deductions would you give up as part of a solution to the deficit problems? here are the numbers to call. for republicans, 202-585-3881. for democrats, 202-585-3880. for independents, 202-585-3882. you can also find us online. send us a tweet, twitter.com/c- spanwj. find a son facebook and weigh in there. at journal@c- span.org. "the christian science monitor," asked what we would be willing to give up. "americans would be willing to give up the tax deduction for charitable giving over other popular tax breaks." host: let's take a look at the results of this poll. 25% said that they would be willing to give up the charitable giving tax deduction. almost the same amount said it would be willing to give up their deduction for state taxes. 19% said they would be willing to give up host: we would like to hear what deduction you would give up. you ca
, the americans with s s with disabi. >> i come to the floor with a bit of a heavy heart. all right like john, john kerry and john mccain are combat veterans who aspired to the white house. dole's own party failed him. five republican votes short of the 66 needed. conservatives say countries like china with a poor human human rights record would get a pass. >> what it does do is allow their leaders to falsely present themselves as forward leaning on disabled rights. >> no. >> reporter: and for some no votes, politics. the risk of a gop primary challenge got in the way. >> to vote for anything that is even perceived to be granting the u.n. power is a dangerous game for republican senator. because the urn is so unpopular among the republican base, they could be asking for a challenge for fr their ideological right come 2014. >> and that was kelly o'donnell reporting. >>> now to the pre-nomination fight over the next secretary of state. the president says he has not made a decision yet, but he insistses continued criticism of u.n. ambassador susan rice will not affect his choice. >> have republi
speaker john boehner know they have to reach agreement this week if there's to be a deal, which is why they met behind closed doors on sunday. spokesmen for both men say that lines of communication remain open with the president reiterating today that he's up for a big deal. >> i have said i will work with republicans on a plan for economic growth, job creation, and reducing our deficits. i'm willing to compromise a little bit. but if we're serious about reducing our deficit, we've also got to be serious about investing in the thiges that help us grow and make the middle class strong. >> as for speaker boehner, he continued his political posturing today with a statement. quote, the republican offer made last week remains the republican offer, and we continue to wait for the president to identify the spending cuts he's willing to make as part of the balanced approach he promised the american people. that said, an increasingly limber group of republicans are showing flekx 5eb89 on higher rates for top earners arguing raising rates on the rich will give them greater leverage on spending c
global issues are discussed. tonight i'm sitting down with three legendary citizens, john mccain senior senator from arizona, presidential candidate and ranking member on the armed services committee, joe lieberman, senior senator from connecticut and was on the ticket with al gore, and lindsey graham, the senior senator from south carolina, a member of the armed services appropriations and budget committees. welcome the you three. the three amigos. as dubbed by general petraeus. >> you forgot to mention he ran for president also and lost and he'll run and lose some day. >> this is -- john, much too often as we travel has described us as the losers caucus. once we were in pakistan and the ambassador -- this was 2002, the ambassador was good enough to give a dinner in our honor. mccain and i led the delegation of eight other senators. he got up to make his toast. i'm here, mccain, he lost for president, i lost for vice president, john says, you have here before you, the american government in exile. >> by the time this interview is over, you will know why they both lost. >> what is known
john barrasso, republican from wyoming. chairman of the republican policy committee and sifrs on the foreign relations committee. you received a letter from john kerry, the committee chairman, saying that hillary clinton, the secretary of state is expected to testify before the end of the term. how critical is her testimony, senator? >> well i think it is very important to have hearings with hillary and they need to be in my opinion open and on the record. there are so many questions to be asked of this administration, of hillary clinton as secretary of state but also of the president about what happened before 9/11. it has been, tomorrow will be three months since the attacks on 9/11 and there are more questions now, jon, than there even were before. jon: senator kerry indicated that the accountability review board that ambassador thomas pickering is heading is about to issue its report. do you need to wait for that report to come out before getting the secretary of state's testimony? >> well i want to read the report and i want to ask a numb he about -- number of questions t
.c., no news at all. silence about the fiscal cliff. the president and the house speaker john boehner holding closed door meetings to work out a deal or try to. 21 days and counting away from tax hikes and spending cuts going into affect. and congress breaks for christmas on friday. here is where things stand. the president hitting the road to sell his tax plan to -- at a truck plant to workers in michigan. and there are fiscal cliff talks and on capitol hill for a single day, all was quiet. that's always bad news if you are a political reporter, shannon travis live in washington, d.c.. there are some people who say well, let's read into the silence, because that's all we're getting and it's good news. do you feel that way? >> could be potentially good news. there is this notion of not negotiating through the media. the stakes are high, puts pressure on both sides. so on? that sense, as much as we would love to know what's going on in these discussions, it might be good to take some of the pressure off. i will read a statement from house speaker john boehner's press secretary. discussions wit
of house speaker john boehner. 39% view jeb bush in a favorable light. 36% of republicans haven't even heard of marco rubio. carrie, there's no definitive answer in all of this as to who republicans see emerging as a true leader moving forward. >> sure. that's the challenge that republicans face right now after mitt romney, who doesn't hold a public office where he can continue to sort of have this platform or this voice. so that leaves a void right now. as you said, speaker -- i mean, congressman ryan is, you know, below 50%. a lot of these more popular figures as we would view them inside washington, marco rubio, others, you know, they still remain largely unknown outside the beltway. and jeb bush, another person who's been pointed out as a leading contender in 2016 is still being weighed down by the bush name. you can see maybe that's the reason why -- among many reasons, probably, he did not jump into the race this year. he has a couple of years, obviously, to sort of push up his, you know, favorability rating. we will probably see him maybe taking a more prominent role in the next
to deny victory to a democratic presidential candidate, john kerry, is now this country's majority opinion. well, something here has stirred but what is it in what has shifted the grunt tw-thirds against smement marriage to more than 50% for it in compassion, common sense, idea fatigue? the inability of opponents to specify a single argument against it or is it the sheer number of declarations to family, friends, co-workers and public by so many people that they are gay? is this why owe so many americans have changed their mind on marriage equality? in any case tonight a major break through in the conservative ranks. our guest clark cooper, president of the log cabin republicans, and joan walsh of salon.com. let's take a look at something that george will said this weekend and the question is has the opposition of gay marriage softened even along conservative. take a look at what mr. will said this weekend. let's watch it. >> this decision by the supreme court came 31 days after an election day in which three states for the first time endorsed same-sex marriage at the ballot box. never hap
about this issue." they did not respond to our request for comment, john cornyn, who oversaw the loss in two seats, has received a promotion to be mitch mcconnell's number two. what better way to deal with stinging loss than to double down on the very same strategy. jen, i have to go to you first on this. >> so much to say. >> there is a lot to say. i know it's politics bean bag, but this just seems like an incredibly crass move speaking of the funding of todd akin. >> absolutely. if you take this larger here, the republican party has a huge problem, and it's that they don't think that the war on women, which is an overused term, i will acknowledge, is real or was real. and i will tell you, if you ask moderate women, if you ask independent women, if you ask republican women, many of them will tell you it's real. it's not just about contraception, it's about access to affordable health care, and it's about their belief, as a party, not everyone, but quite a few people, including mitt romney and his team, that simply having a woman on your staff means you're advocating for women and you
in our friend, the editor of real clear markets. good evening, john. first of all, what do you make of this? bernanke comes out with this stuff and first the market loves it and then the market hates it. we're going to talk about stocks later but what do you make of bern can i have's policy? >> this would be funny if it weren't so sad. these are the droolings of an adolescent. only a child can believe that you can create economic growth and prosperity simply by buying bonds and creating dollars. how is that going to drive the software innovator in austin or in silicon valley to create the next best thing? it's ludicrous. it's not going to work. it's going to slow down economic growth. >> in 2008 the fed's balance sheet, just like a family or bank balance sheet, $800 billion because it's the fed. at the end of next year, based on what bernanke said today, that balance sheet is going to be $4 trillion. it is absolutely extraordinary with the zero interest rate and all the money they're creating. now john tamny, i know the federal can produce money and destroy the dollar, but the feder
news alert, we are moments away right now from a news conference from house speaker john boehner speaking immediately following a closed door meeting with top republicans, and guest what they are talking about, the fiscal cliff, are we getting closer? is there movement in the negotiations? there seems to be signs of that. that's how we get started in the brand-new hour of "america's newsroom" on wednesday. i'm martha maccallum. bill: i'm bill hemmer. today's remarks come a day after a speech on the floor of the house. here is some of what the speaker had to say about where we are in his view at the moment. >> we are still waiting for the white house to identify what spending cuts the president is willing to make as part of the balanced approach that he promised the american people. where are the president's spending cuts? the longer the white house slow walks this process the closer our economy gets to the fiscal cliff. martha: so what is really going on in this negotiating right now? where are both sides? the white house continues to insist that it is republicans who have yet to
, himself to death. john blackstone is at clackamass town center. john good morning. >> reporter: good morning, norah and charlie and good morning to our viewers in the west. the christmas spirit quickly left this mall yesterday. one eyewitness said the gunman was wearing a hockey mask and bulletproof mask and calmly fire on announced he was the shooter before he began firing into the as crowds achristmas music plays. >> there's one person saying there's a man with a rifle near the food court and he's still shooti shooting people. >> we are here on foot and there are people bailing out like crazy from everywhere. >> reporter: for shoppers at poor this suburban portland mall it truly was a nightmare before christmas, one captured on this cell phone video. >> there are five to seven tured this gunshots and there was a little ere pause the initial five to seven shots and another four to seven nother shots. >> it was scary. was it was shocking experience.experience. >> today there was about 10,000 people at the mall so there was a huge amount of people running in differen
living in a liberal hour? john kerry is now this country's majority opinion. well, something here has stirred, but what is it? what has shifted the country from two-thirds against same-sex marriage to more than 50% for it. compassion, common sense? idea fatigued? the idea to specify a single argument against it? or is it family, friends, coworkerincowork workers and public by so many people that they are gay. is this why so many have changed their mind in marriage equality? in in cases, a major breakthrough. our guest, clark cooper and joan wallace. let's take a look at something that george will said this weekend. and the question is has the opposition of gay marriage softened, even among conservatives? let's watch it. >> this decision by the supreme court came 31 days after an election day. never happened before. now, the question is, how will that influence the court? it could make them say it's not necessary for us to go here. on the other han, they could say it's now safe to look at this because there is something like an emerging consensus. quite literally, the opposition to gay
, as the president begins on his second term, john is joining us from illinois. caller: i will distract a little bit. i hear so much talk about cutting entitlements. we never hear about over spending government waste. cutting some of the money that we need a in order to serve our country. why can we ever hear about where money is going that it should not go like research for monkey science. that is my comment. host: thank you for the call. john on the republican line. caller: i just wanted to say i think the number one priority -- the biggest thing we are seeing in the business world, small businesses are not able to borrow money to expand it. no help from the banks whatsoever. we had to go to independent leasing program. i do not understand why president obama is the president everybody thinks he is. why is he not helping with small business that is so important to the united states? we are getting no help. i would like to see -- he has never been in business, he has never done anything as far as the business world is concerned. his political ideas for business is nonexistent then anybody can see.
includes possible loss of principal. bill: the eccentric software millionaire john mcafee speaking out from a guatemala detention center asking to return back to the after being detained for the shooting death of a man in belize. steve harrigan live in miami on these allegations. and steve, what is the next move rather for mcafee? >> reporter: bill, right now he is fighting deportation. he doesn't want to get moved from guatemala back to belize. that is legal process that could take some months. his main goal is return eventually to the united states. >> what we're doing is filing a series of papers, a series of filings with the court to attempt to keep me here long enough for the world to see the injustice of sending me back to belize. i have dual citizenship. i would be happy to go to england. i would be happy to go to america. america is my home where he was raised and that is exactly what i want. >> reporter: mcafee claims his life would be in danger if he is returned to belize. he exposed corrupt government officials there, bill. bill: there have been some questions about his health, e
. at which time the stock price roughly doubled. in other huj fund news, john paulson said friday that his funds experienced mixed returns in november. we got wind of this. softer gold prices weighed on some portfolios. not much time for -- the predictions to be right. >> some will do well based on housing, right? >> yes. everybody said gold was going over 2,000. it didn't. the merger, arbitrage focus partners fund climbed 1.4% in november and is up 6.7% for the year. the firm's biggest portfolio, the credit opportunity fund was flat for the month. it is up 5.6% for the year. >> i like that. >> yeah b, i got weight watchers and twinkies. if you want to see the twinkies table, this td is it. this is the official drop dead date for those making an offer for the baker. there are nearly 200 interested parties, but sources close to the process are anticipating a few dozen real committed bids will emerge. kayla tauschis will join us in the next hour with a look at twinkies and the other hostess brands, the products buying attention for buyers. >> apparently the products that are most wanted, the
are solved. by the carquinez bridge, cate caugiran, cbs 5. >> one day after his aremember, tonight john mcafee is in the hospital. the anticomputer virus pioneer suffered a couple of mild heart attacks while in jail in guatemala. he was arrested there for illegally entering the country. he was denied asylum. so that means he could be sent back to belize where authorities want to talk to him about the murder of his neighbor. >>> new questions tonight on how well the oakland police department will function under scrutiny by a federal monitor. the city has agreed to surrender some control of the opd. cbs 5 reporter da lin on those who say it will now be harder to fight crime. >> that agreement in my opinion is going to be absolutely worse for the oakland police department to be able to function. >> reporter: oakland mayor jean quan and police chief howard jordan did not want to talk about the partial federal takeover. but councilman ignacio de la fuente says the arrangement creates too many restrictions on police officers to fight crime. >> police got have the ability to use what they learn i
specifics, we do know the president and john boehner talked on the phone last night and that call, according to a republican familiar with it, was tense and lasted just 15 minutes. i want to bring in real clear politics reporter aaron mcpike and david hawkings, editor of the cq roll call daily briefing. good morning. so president obama sat down with barbara walters last night. here's what he said. >> most important thing we can do is make sure the middle class taxes do not go up on january 1st and i'm pretty confident that republicans would not hold middle class taxes hostage to try to protect tax cuts for high income individuals. >> so he's confident. is it almost a foregone conclusion, do you think, david, that this is going to be the first piece of the puzzle that falls into place? >> i'm pretty confident that that's going to have to be the first piece of the puzzle that falls into place. but i think it's going to take until the very last second for the pieces to fall. >> why? >> why. because -- that's a great question. because both sides, it's in both sides' best interests to make this l
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.edu. >>> well, at the top of the show, we asked you, why are you awake? producer john tower, the answers. >> bill, we've got heather. she writes, you really need a cohost. i have a lot to offer the show. a female, a lawyer, an independent, and i'm up anyways. >> actually, heather, thank you so much for your offer. the zamboni driver down at the ice rink, he already texted me, and he'll be with me next time. thanks for joining me on "way too early." now the moment we've all been waiting for. "morning joe," it starts right now. ♪ shake down 1979 >>> we've simply made promises we can't keep. >> if anybody out there who's, quote, rich doesn't think their taxes go up, the drinks are on me. >> what republicans feel like is a little bit like charlie brown running to kick the football and lucy pulls it away. >> listen to what the american people said in the election. listen to the fact that two out of three americans believe that the wealthiest should pay a little more, and listen to your own caucus. >> this will be savagery, full-page ads, ladies, children, veterans, simpson-bowles are doing
on the run until now. john fabbing fee, he created the mcafee security software. he is wanted for questioning in the killing of his american neighbor, right? well, now he has surfaced in guatemala. he has been hiding in belize since his neighbor turned up dead about three weeks ago. mcafee is scheduled to appear at a news conference in guatemala any minute now. earlier he spoke exclusively about his neighbor's death with cnn espaniol. >> no one has blamed me for the murder. i have not been charged. i am not a suspect. they merely want to question me about the murder. i am not concerned. i have not been charged with a crime, then there is no basis for extradition. >> so mcafee's lawyer says his client is going to file a formal request for asylum in guatemala today. marten savage, who joins us, and you were one of the few people who was actually able in belize to talk to this guy in person. why has he moved, first of all? explain to our viewers. what is he doing? >> well, there is a perception in his mind that the government of belize is somehow after him. he becauses this on the fact that he d
, they let you know it's real. yes, it's really real son. even the president's political nemesis, john boehner, knows that to be true. >> you had said next year that you would repeal the health care vote. that still your mission? >> i think the election changes that. it's pretty clear that the president was re-elected, obama care is the law of the land. >> now, of course, boehner promptly walked those comments back later that day. that doesn't make what he said any less of a fact. central to the implementation of that law is the creation of health care exchanges. now, let me explain. these aca exchanges are online marketplaces. in short, websites. the idea is to force insurance companies to play by the same rules and compete for a large pool of customers resulting in less expensive premiums for everyone. here's how it works. let's say you're one of the 50 million people in in country without health care. you're looking to get yourself covered. you'd log on to your state's exchange or call a hotline number. the goal is to shop around for whatever plan works best for you and your family.
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security will have its money. caller: they tell you all kinds of things. host: john in atlanta, democratic caller. caller: how are you? it seems like it is open phones. i think as far as the fiscal cliff is concerned, the democrats and republicans need to come together and they need to do that rather quickly, because that's the way i feel about it. host: do you think it decides it should just agree to pass the tax cuts -- extend the tax cuts for middle-class americans and then wait until later to resume the debate over spending and tax cuts for wealthy americans? caller: they should start with that. and if they agree on that, then they can go on to the next thing. but this lagging and dragging along on both sides makes no sense. host: here is the washington post this morning. [video clip] >> i don't think the issue right now has to do with sitting in a room. the issue right now that is relevant is the acknowledgment that if we are going to raise revenues that are sufficient to balance with very tough cuts we have already made and further reforms and entitlements i'm prepared to make, that
going up. >> woodruff: the president phoned house speaker john boehner yesterday, their first direct talk in almost a week. but today white house spokesman jay carney wouldn't share details of the call. >> we believe it's in the interest of achieving an agreement not to do that. >> reporter: treasury secretary timothy geithner said yesterday the white house was absolutely willing to go over the cliff if republicans held firm in their opposition to raising rates on the wealthy. but it was the administration's other demand-- to give the president authority over the nation's debt ceiling that roiled tempers on capitol hill. senate minority leader mitch mcconnell tried yesterday to force a vote on the issue, assuming republicans would prevail. >> look, the only way we ever cut spending around here is by using the debate over the debt limit to do it. now the president wants to remove that spur to cut altogether. it gets in the way of his spending plans. i assure you, it's not going to happen. >> reporter: but when majority leader harry reid took him up on the offer today, mcconnell backed
to get a deal with the house speaker john boehner over taxes and spending cuts. our chief political analyst gloria borger is here to take a closer look at the agreements, the disagreements, i guess there's more disagreements than agreements. let's step back and see where these two sides stand, gloria. >> let's step back from the cliff here for a minute, wolf. and you'll see that on tax, which is of course the crux of this matter, there's a huge difference between congressional republicans who want to raise $800 billion over ten years from tax increases. and of course the white house that wants to, you know, basically double that. i mean, the white house says, we need to get more revenue from taxes. if you break apart these tax number, take a look, because of course we know, the big issue, the theological issue here, wolf, is raising rates. the white house says let's raise them back to bill clinton's days. and the republicans of course say, no way, let's not raise those rates. here's what's really interesting to me, though. both sides say in the future they want to do the same thing.
pleaded guilty and is in prison. >> police guatemala have arrested internet security pioneer john mcafee.. for illegally entering the country. he's been on the run from belize authorities - who want to talk to him in the shooting death of a neighbor last month.. in an interview prior to his arrest.. mcafee denied that he had anything to do with it. >> and nobody has blamed me for the murder. i have not been charged ion not a suspect. they merely want to question me about the murder. i am not concerned i have not been charged with the crime. there is no basis for extradition. i like guatemala. i think the legal system is in guatemala is superior to the ..legal system in belize." >>pam: mcafee is trying to get asylum in guatemala.. and his attorney has filed a request. mcafee claims he's being persecuted for refusing to donate to local politicians in belize. >>pam: jazz pianist dave brubeck has died of heart failure -- just a day before his 92nd birthday. brubeck - who was born in concord - was legendary for breaking racial barriers and bringing jazz into the mainstream with his inno
. a young man killed, execution style. here with the new images, abc's john schriffen. >> reporter: this is the chilling image just moments before police say a suspected hit man pulled a gun from his pocket and put a bullet into the back of the head of 31-year-old brandon lincoln woodard, a father and aspiring lawyer from los angeles. police are now looking for this man, who somehow managed to slip away, with more than a dozen witnesses nearby in manhattan's columbus circle. here's how the calculated murder went down. police say around 1:20 monday afternoon, the suspect arrived at the scene waiting for his victim. 30 minutes later, he gets out of the tan getaway car, talks to his getaway driver and scopes out the scene. watch as multiple people walk by, getting a glimpse of the killer before he pulls his hood up, then begins pacing up and down the block, even passing by his target. minutes later, as woodard walks down this busy street with surveillance cameras catching his every move, the suspect walking up from behind. police say that's when the victim looks up from his phone, ins
it over to other nations. >> chris lawrence, thank you. >>> john berman with other stories making news. >>> the united states officially recognizing syria's opposition coalition as the representative of the syrian people. it's just a show of support. it is does not mean america will arm rebel forces. president obama talked about why the decision was made right now. >> the syrian opposition coalition is now inclusive enough. reflective and representative enough of the syrian population, that we consider them the legitimate representative of the syrian people in the asass regime. >>> hugo chavez, recovering from six hours of surgery in cuba this morning. the fourth cancer-related operation for the venezuelan president since the summer of 2011. his vice president tells the people of venezuela the procedure on chavez was complex and completed correctly and successfully. >>> so michigan, the cradle of the organized labor movement is now a right to work state. last night, michigan governor rick snyder kept his word and signed the controversial legislation into law, despite thousands of prote
obama and john boehner talked on the phone and later on wednesday. what have we learned if anything about that conversation? caller: very little has leaked out on the conversation. we're not sure how long it lasted. it is a sign that maybe even incremental progress has been made this week. host: can we glean anything from who called who identify this phone conversation? when the last time they talk before wednesday afternoon was? host: it has been about one week since they talked. we do not even know, as far as i know, who called the. they really have given us the details on the call. host: we are talking to steven sloan. what is the latest on the two sites? who seems more willing to compromise at this point? caller: we are still a in this game of chicken. both sides have made their offers. neither side appears at the moment close to making new offers or backpedaling on the offers may have made it. we still are in is still made mode right now. we will have to see whether that changes it. host: an article from politico yesterday. what is the latest on whether they will open up? calle
: the workers give thanks for father john brenkle a champion of farm worker housing for nearly 30 years. >> this valley is so darn prosperous. it was a scandal having them sleeping in cars. >> reporter: when he first came to saint helena catholic church in 1983 he immediately noticed the plight of the farm worker. at night he would see up to 40 of them crowded onto the church porch to sleep. >> when i went to bed in my warm bed, i felt very uncomfortable. >> reporter: at first, father brenkle offered showers and meals at his church and set up a tent city in yountville. and he organized groups to create long-term housing. in 2002 they passed measure l allowing landowners to donate less than 40-acre parcels for housing. >> our slogan in the church was vote for l or go to hell. >> reporter: his leadership gave rise to three farm worker owned it is centers to houseworkers. laborers pay $12 a night to cover half the operating cost. a voluntary tax on vintners covers the rest. angel calderon runs the centers. he says the 81-year-old priest created a model for farm worker housing. >> he was a
for the union movement to continue. >> ruth, let me ask you about the fiscal cliff because within the hour john boehner was on the floor and said his meeting was nice. >> cordial. >> where are the cuts? both sides saying that the other has not been specific enough about what they're willing to put on the table. the calendar now is the real enemy. they have to get some kind of outline together or else it's going to be a legislative agreement to create another commission and tregers down the road, and that is going to freak the markets. >> we'll see how freaked the markets get. you may have better insight into that than i do. also, it's not just the calendar is an enemy. the desire to have the other side take the leap first is the enemy, and also, i think keep your eye on the debt ceiling. the president's desire to wrap this in the republicans desire to kick that can down the road and have perhaps more leverage in later debt ceiling negotiations could end up also being something that makes it very difficult to reach closure here by the time we all want to go away for the holiday. >> you can say t
john boehner to discuss the matter. in a statement to fox business about that meeting speaker boehner's spokesman said discussions with the white house are taking place but we have no detail to share about the conversations. the republican offer made last week remains a republican offer. we continue to wait for the president to identify the spending cuts he has as part of the balanced approach he promised the american people. if they are going to reach a deal, there is still a lot of work to be done and very little time to do it. experts say a blue print deal must be reached sometime this week. hopefully by thursday. at least by that time to give congress time to act. >>> look, the fact of the matter is under the rules of the senate any one center can almost place a halt and often times they do. >> is it likely both sides the president and the speak he were are going to have to twist arms, they are going to have to call people. they are going to do anything they can to push this deal over the line. >> keep in mind christmas is coming and the president and members of congress would lik
people were rescued, one is reportedly in critical condition. skyline teen john daly boulevard and john muir drive was closed for several hours.zpv >> right lane, still blocked, left lane getting by. it has been that way for a bit now. we'll follow that again in our next break. right now about with toll, accident before metering lights lane three, some sort of medical emergency. traffic backing behind the tolls.2h÷ó fog in san rafael, headlights can barely see that has been rolling in now, limited visibility south 101 through marin, sick alert westbound 80 in davis, -- "sig alert" westbound 80 in davis, big rig >>> beautiful!)!zs picture from mount tamalpais this morning as we look south low clouds rolling in on the sea breeze cooler conditions this afternoon, some of these clouds are thick fairfield, novato up 101 where we have half mile even lower or tighter visibility there. 30s inland except antioch 41, san rafael 44 mid 40s to near 50 bay and coast rain move knows night after suns ♪ >>> sure does pay to be beyonce. what a business phenom she has become. a deal with pepsi, worth
also competes for auto jobs, 6.9%. john kasich has done a good job there. wisconsin also competes for auto jobs as well. 6.9%. so why not try something different? remember joanne watson, the council woman who said, hey, president obama, bring home the bacon where. is our bailout? we voted for you. detroit city council woman. maybe they should reconsider this because it's not work. detroit is on the verge of bankruptcy and plenty of opportunity to do business in detroit, but businesses are moving away. neighbor will be an opportunity to bring business back to a struggling city. >> steve: also it would be interesting a year from now to see where union membership is. if you have the choice between joining and not joining, do you want to spend hundreds if not thousands of dollars each year supporting unions that may not -- they wind up directing their money to various political functions that you may not support. >> gretchen: a lot of people may still want to do it. the idea is it's choice. so if you don't want to do it, you don't have to and that's what the judge was just talking ab
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